Archinect - News 2015-11-30T01:31:01-05:00 A look inside Tesla's growing Gigafactory: "It will blow your mind." Alexander Walter 2015-11-19T13:24:00-05:00 >2015-11-19T13:28:22-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Musk had warned me that the scale of the place would be overwhelming. "It will blow your mind. You see it in person and then realize, Fuck, this is big." He was right. It was impossible not to feel awestruck by the sprawling, 71-foot-tall structure stretched out, miragelike, before me as I drove into a shallow canyon. [...] When the Gigafactory is finished, it will be only slightly smaller than Boeing&rsquo;s Everett, Washington, plant, which is the world&rsquo;s largest building by volume.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related news on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tesla Announces Plans to Build $5 Billion Battery 'Gigafactory'</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dawn of the self-driving car: testing out Tesla's autopilot function</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Did Tesla almost go bankrupt without anyone noticing?</a></li></ul> Could Electric Cars Threaten the Grid? Archinect 2013-08-16T15:20:00-04:00 >2013-08-21T16:04:41-04:00 <img src="" width="168" height="168" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Plugging in an electric vehicle is, in some cases, the equivalent of adding three houses to the grid. That has utilities in California&mdash;where the largest number of electric vehicles are sold&mdash;scrambling to upgrade the grid to avoid power outages.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>